Dead Man/Cast Page

From left to right: Eugene Byrd, John Hurt, Michael Wincott and Lance Henriksen.


William Blake - JOHNNY DEPP
Thell Russell - MILI AVITAL
Salvatore "Sally" Jenko - IGGY POP
Benmont Tench - JARRED HARRIS
Big George Drakoulious - BILLY BOB THORNTON
Train Fireman - CRISPIN GLOVER
Johnny "The Kid" Pickett - EUGENE BYRD
Nobody's Girlfriend - MICHELLE THRUSH
Charlie Dickenson - GABRIEL BYRNE
John Scofield - JOHN HURT
Trading Post Missionary - ALFRED MOLINA
John Dickenson - ROBERT MITCHUM
Marvin (Older Marshall) - JIMMIE RAY WEEKS
Lee (Younger Marshall) - MARK BRINGELSON
Man with Gun in Alley - GIBBY HAYNES
Man at End of Street - GEORGE DUCKWORTH
Man with Wrench - RICHARD BOES
Old Man with Wanted Posters - MIKE DAWSON
1st Man at Trading Post - JOHN PATTISON
2nd Man at Trading Post - TODD PFEIFFER
First Young Nobody - THOMAS BETTLES
Second Young Nobody - DANIEL CHAS STACY
Mr. Olafsen - JOHN NORTH

Here are some bios of a few members of the cast.

JOHNNY DEPP (William Blake) was seen most recently in John Badham's NICK OF TIME and in Jeremy Leven's DON JUAN DE MARCO (1995), opposite Faye Dunaway and Marlon Brando. It was his memorable performance in EDWARD SCISSORHANDS (1990), directed by Tim Burton, that brought Depp to major attention and earned him a Best Actor Golden Globe nomination.

He received a second Golden Globe nomination for BENNY AND JOON (1993). Depp worked again with Tim Burton on ED WOOD (1994) and received his third Golden Globe nomination for his performance in the title role. His other films include WHAT'S EATING GILBERT GRAPE? (1993), directed by Lasse Hallstrom, and Emir Kusturica's ARIZONA DREAM (1992), in which he starred with Faye Dunaway and Jerry Lewis.

The Kentucky-born actor grew up in Florida and played in a rock band before landing his first major acting job in 1984 in Wes Craven's A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. He was in Oliver Stone's Oscar-winning PLATOON (1986) and played the lead in John Waters' CRY BABY (1990). As the undercover detective Tom Hanson, he had a big popular hit with the Fox television show 21 JUMP STREET.
Depp is currently in production on DONNIE BRASCO, with Al Pacino, shooting in NYC in the streets of Little Italy. Next, Depp plans to make his feature film directorial debut - and star in - THE BRAVE, a film based on the novel by Gregory McDonald. His band, "P", whose members include Butthole Surfer Gibby Haynes, guitarist Bill Carter, Sex Pistol Steve Jones, Red Hot Chili Pepper Flea and Sal Jenco, will release their debut album on Capitol Records this summer.

GARY FARMER (Nobody), an actor with extensive experience on stage as well as in film, television and radio, was born in Ontario on the Six Nations Reserve. He is Cayuga of the Wolf Clan, Ongwehon:we. He is also a producer, a blues harmonica player, a journalist, lecturer at universities across the U.S. and Canada, and a community activist. Farmer attended Syracuse University as a communications major and studied photography and film production at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute.

His film work includes DARK WIND (1992), directed by Errol Morris and produced by Robert Redford and Bonnie Lee, in which Mr. Farmer had a co-starring role. He also starred in Jonathan Wacks' POWWOW HIGHWAY (1988), winner of Best Film at the American Indian Film Festival and recipient of the Filmmakers Award at the U.S. Film Festival. For this film, Farmer was named Best Actor at the American Indian Film Festival and received a nomination for Best Actor from the Independent Feature Project West.

His other films include John Schelesinger's THE BELIEVERS, Hugh Wilson's POLICE ACADEMY, and the Canadian film BLUE CITY SLAMMERS, directed by Peter Shatalow. On television he has done series work on FRIDAY THE 13TH and MIAMI VICE, been a regular on FOREVER KNIGHT, guest-starred on CHINA BEACH, and appeared in numerous television movies for both American and Canadian networks.

LANCE HENRIKSEN (Cole Wilson) has appeared in THE TERMINATOR (1984, James Cameron); ALIENS (1986, James Cameron); JOHNNY HANDSOME (1989, Walter Hill); ALIEN III (1991, David Fincher); JENNIFER EIGHT (1992, Bruce Robinson); HARD TARGET (1993, John Woo); COLOR OF NIGHT (1994, Richard Rush); and THE QUICK AND THE DEAD (1995, Sam Raimi).

MICHAEL WINCOTT (Conway Twill) will be seen next in Julian Schnabel's film BASQUIAT. his other films include THE SICILIAN (1986, Michael Cimino); TALK RADIO (1988, Oliver Stone); BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY (1989, Oliver Stone); ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES(1990, Kevin Reynolds); THE DOORS (1991, Oliver Stone); 1492 (1992, Ridley Scott); THE THREE MUSKETEERS (1993, Steven Herrick). He has also been seen recently in Peter Medak's ROMEO IS BLEEDING, Mario Van Peeble's PANTHER, and Kathryn Bigelow's STRANGE DAYS. Wincott's extensive stage work includes TALK RADIO, THE SECRET RAPTURE, and SERIOUS MONEY at The Public Theater and ROAD at LaMama.

Blake (Johnny Depp) kills the marshalls.

All photos: Christine Parry
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